Frances Noel Stevens (1874-1942) was the wife of the murdered Edward Wheeler Hall (1881-1922) the Episcopal minister. She was born on June 13, 1874 to Francis Kerby Stevens (1840-1874) and Mary Noel Carpender (1840-1919). Frances and Edward had married on July 20, 1911. She was buried on December 21, 1942 in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York with her husband. In the prosecution's scenario she instigated the murder of her cheating husband. Her home was later bought by Rutgers University and used as the residence for the Dean of Douglass College. She may have been related to the Johnsons of Johnson & Johnson.